Care News https://www.careappointments.co.uk Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:32:19 +0100 en-gb Major doctors survey reveals 91% fear for patient safety from inadequate levels of staffing https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45150-major-doctors-survey-reveals-91-fear-for-patient-safety-from-inadequate-levels-of-staffing https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45150-major-doctors-survey-reveals-91-fear-for-patient-safety-from-inadequate-levels-of-staffing Major doctors survey reveals 91% fear for patient safety from inadequate levels of staffing
Staffing levels in the NHS are "inadequate" for patients to be receiving quality care, a major new poll of doctors suggest. A survey of more than 7,800 clinicians from across the UK found that 91% feel staffing levels in the NHS are inadequate to deliver quality patient care. The poll,…
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England Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:24:24 +0100
Call to assess health of millions of unpaid carers to prevent system 'collapse' https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45149-call-to-assess-health-of-millions-of-unpaid-carers-to-prevent-system-collapse https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45149-call-to-assess-health-of-millions-of-unpaid-carers-to-prevent-system-collapse Call to assess health of millions of unpaid carers to prevent system 'collapse'
Millions of unpaid carers are putting their own health at risk to look after loved ones, council leaders have warned. The Local Government Association (LGA) and charity Carers UK said many of the 5.7 million people looking after family or friends in England were unable to take a break from…
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England Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:04:42 +0100
Game Of Thrones star lends support to new film highlighting dementia fight https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45148-game-of-thrones-star-lends-support-to-new-film-highlighting-dementia-fight https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45148-game-of-thrones-star-lends-support-to-new-film-highlighting-dementia-fight Game Of Thrones star lends support to new film highlighting dementia fight
Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey has lent her voice to a new campaign in the battle to defeat dementia. Known for the murderous matriarch Cersei Lannister in the award-winning series, Headey has done a voice over for an advert - see below - by the charity Alzheimer's Research UK.…
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England Thu, 20 Sep 2018 07:57:48 +0100
Court to hear challenge to decision to prosecute woman over abortion pills https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/45147-court-to-hear-challenge-to-decision-to-prosecute-woman-over-abortion-pills https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/45147-court-to-hear-challenge-to-decision-to-prosecute-woman-over-abortion-pills Court to hear challenge to decision to prosecute woman over abortion pills
The High Court in Belfast is set to hear a legal challenge to a decision to prosecute a woman who obtained abortion pills for her teenage daughter. Unlike other parts of the UK, the 1967 Abortion Act does not extend to Northern Ireland. Abortion is illegal except where a woman's…
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Northern Ireland Thu, 20 Sep 2018 07:51:35 +0100
Scots HIV charity saved from closure after Government funding u-turn https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45152-scots-hiv-charity-saved-from-closure-after-government-funding-u-turn https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45152-scots-hiv-charity-saved-from-closure-after-government-funding-u-turn Scots HIV charity saved from closure after Government funding u-turn
An HIV charity has been saved from closure following a Scottish Government funding u-turn. HIV Scotland feared it would have to shut after losing out on Scottish Government cash earlier in the year, forcing staff lay offs. Now, Public Health Minister Joe FitzPatrick (pictured) has confirmed the Scottish Government has…
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Scotland Thu, 20 Sep 2018 07:44:52 +0100
Call for social care professionals in Wales to contribute to revised practice guidance https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/45153-call-for-social-care-professionals-in-wales-to-contribute-to-revised-practice-guidance https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/45153-call-for-social-care-professionals-in-wales-to-contribute-to-revised-practice-guidance Call for social care professionals in Wales to contribute to revised practice guidance
Social Care Wales have issued a call for your views on changes to the practice guidance for social workers, social care managers and residential child care managers. The practice guidance describes the standards expected in every day practice and builds on the Code of Professional Practice for Social Care and…
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Wales Thu, 20 Sep 2018 06:47:29 +0100
More cases of alleged poor care at beleaguered maternity unit, report says https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45151-more-cases-of-alleged-poor-care-at-beleaguered-maternity-unit-report-says https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45151-more-cases-of-alleged-poor-care-at-beleaguered-maternity-unit-report-says More cases of alleged poor care at beleaguered maternity unit, report says
More than 100 cases of alleged poor care are to be reviewed at a beleaguered maternity unit, it has been reported. The number of cases at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals Trust to be considered by an independent review has risen to 104, the Health Service Journal (HSJ) said. Senior midwife…
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England Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:32:47 +0100
Citizens Advice finds one in three Scots going without food because of money https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45145-citizens-advice-finds-one-in-three-scots-going-without-food-because-of-money https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45145-citizens-advice-finds-one-in-three-scots-going-without-food-because-of-money Citizens Advice finds one in three Scots going without food because of money
A third of Scots have been left unable to afford food at some point in the last year, a survey has revealed. Research for Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) found 33% of people had gone without food at least once in the previous 12 months because of a lack of cash.…
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Scotland Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:16:06 +0100
Nurse with history of mental health problems put Tramadol in feed of newborn baby https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45143-nurse-with-history-of-mental-health-problems-put-tramadol-in-feed-of-newborn-baby https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45143-nurse-with-history-of-mental-health-problems-put-tramadol-in-feed-of-newborn-baby Nurse with history of mental health problems put Tramadol in feed of newborn baby
A hospital nurse with a history of mental health difficulties put the painkiller Tramadol into the feed of newborn baby in a "moment of madness", a family court judge has concluded. Judge Jane Probyn said a doctor had described the 12-day-old boy, the nephew of the nurse's policeman partner, as…
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England Wed, 19 Sep 2018 07:32:23 +0100
New research suggests 'association' between air pollution and increased dementia risk https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45142-new-research-suggests-association-between-air-pollution-and-increased-dementia-risk https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45142-new-research-suggests-association-between-air-pollution-and-increased-dementia-risk New research suggests 'association' between air pollution and increased dementia risk
Air pollution may be linked with an increased risk of developing dementia, research suggests. A London-based study, published in journal BMJ Open, found an association between the neurodegenerative condition and exposure to nitrogen dioxide and microscopic particles known as PM2.5. Alzheimer's Research UK described it is a "growing area of…
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England Wed, 19 Sep 2018 06:59:08 +0100
Scots prisoners at risk of being freed without finishing reoffending treatment programmes https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45144-scots-prisoners-at-risk-of-being-freed-without-finishing-reoffending-treatment-programmes https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45144-scots-prisoners-at-risk-of-being-freed-without-finishing-reoffending-treatment-programmes Scots prisoners at risk of being freed without finishing reoffending treatment programmes
Prisoners are at risk of being freed without having finished treatment programmes aimed at cutting reoffending, a report has warned. HM Inspectorate of Prisons for Scotland (HMIPS) found there are lengthy waiting lists for many key programmes, with one consequence being that inmates are not able to progress “appropriately” through…
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Scotland Wed, 19 Sep 2018 02:10:44 +0100
Adoption decisions in Scotland not made ‘hastily’, despite early permanence commitment https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45139-adoption-decisions-in-scotland-not-made-hastily-despite-early-permanence-commitment https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45139-adoption-decisions-in-scotland-not-made-hastily-despite-early-permanence-commitment Adoption decisions in Scotland not made ‘hastily’, despite early permanence commitment
Adopting a child in Scotland takes approximately two to three years, despite the Scottish Government having made an “explicit commitment” to making permanent arrangements for such children as early as possible, an academic has said. Helen Whincup (pictured) from the the University of Stirling said there was no evidence decisions…
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Scotland Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:33:23 +0100
Historic transgender case could see baby become first who will not legally have a mother https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45140-historic-transgender-case-could-see-baby-become-first-who-will-not-legally-have-a-mother https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45140-historic-transgender-case-could-see-baby-become-first-who-will-not-legally-have-a-mother Historic transgender case could see baby become first who will not legally have a mother
A transgender man whose baby is at the centre of an historic human rights battle cannot yet get child benefit, a High Court judge has been told. The baby could become the first person born in England or Wales who will not legally have a mother. Lawyers say the baby…
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England Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:03:00 +0100
Government returns powers to Rotherham Council after sex abuse scandal https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45138-government-returns-powers-to-rotherham-council-after-sex-abuse-scandal https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45138-government-returns-powers-to-rotherham-council-after-sex-abuse-scandal Government returns powers to Rotherham Council after sex abuse scandal
A council has been given back control of its services which were stripped away after a child sexual exploitation scandal. The government control of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council has been in place since February 2015 after damning reports into the way more than 1,400 children were groomed, abused and trafficked…
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England Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:35:11 +0100
NHS staff in Wales accept three year pay deal worth 6.5% https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/45134-nhs-staff-in-wales-accept-three-year-pay-deal-worth-6-5 https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/45134-nhs-staff-in-wales-accept-three-year-pay-deal-worth-6-5 NHS staff in Wales accept three year pay deal worth 6.5%
NHS staff in Wales, including nurses and midwives, have agreed a new three year pay deal worth 6.5%. The agreement matches one announced in England earlier this year, and goes beyond in some areas, said the Welsh government. Pay bands will be restructured to include higher starting rates and there…
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Wales Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:07:50 +0100